Our Mission: To improve health by providing high quality, compassionate and personalized care.

Our Vision: To be the region’s preferred health system providing exceptional care.

Our Values: Integrity – Customer Service – Unity – Respect/Compassion – Excellence/Passion

Riverwood Healthcare Center serves Aitkin County and surrounding communities in north central Minnesota with a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and three full-service primary care clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. At Riverwood Healthcare, you can expect top quality medical care delivered by a team of caring healthcare professionals.

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About our Facility

As a trusted leader for the communities it serves, Riverwood is proud to deliver high quality medicine from a team of caring and highly skilled healthcare professionals.

We offer healthcare services for every stage of life, from birth to end of life, including:

Aitkin Community Hospital, d.b.a. Riverwood Healthcare Center, opened its doors in 1955, thanks to many local residents coming together  to invest in better health for all. Our founders’ passion for caring for the health of our people and our community continues strong today.

Your health is our top priority. Together, we will make your patient experience the best it can be.

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  • 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital
  • Top Quality Medical Care in the Region
  • Wide Range of Specialty Care
  • Extensive List of Healthcare Providers
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Hospital
  • Level I Heart Attack Program
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
The Latest News

While the COVID-19 delta variant continues to widely circulate among local residents, precautions to prevent the spread of the virus remain very important. Here are some reminders from Riverwood Healthcare Center on procedures to follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you need to follow the recommendation for […]


September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month.  The goal is to bring more awareness to the issues that surround suicide and break down barriers for people to seek support.  Raising awareness about mental health needs and resources that are readily available is an everyday necessity for our community.  With this in mind, Riverwood Healthcare […]


Recently, Riverwood Healthcare Center achieved recertification for its designation as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from the Minnesota Department of Health. The recertification period covers July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024; the initial designation was awarded to Riverwood in 2015. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Minnesota Department of Health to designate hospitals […]


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